Exploring Jonathan Street: History, Art, Imagination Opening Preview Event

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Exploring Jonathan Street: History, Art, Imagination Opening Preview Event
Thursday, May 19, 2022 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum for the opening preview event for Exploring Jonathan Street: History, Art, Imagination.

Discover the history of Hagerstown’s historically Black Jonathan Street neighborhood in this exhibition that combines the artifacts and documentation from the log cabin at 417 Jonathan Street with contemporary art and community memories. The neighborhood’s own nationally-known artist Graff Dummy has been commissioned to create a contemporary artwork inspired by the history of Jonathan Street.

The story of the log cabin at 417 Jonathan Street has captured the attention and imaginations of people locally and nationally. The cabin has attained emblematic status as a symbol of both the history of the neighborhood and the value we can find in that history to help foster a stronger community in the present and future. Providing an immersive, thoughtful exploration of the cabin’s story, the exhibition will include artifacts excavated from the cabin site (most of which the community has only seen in photographs), enlarged documentary photographs of the cabin’s historic condition, and a contemporary art response.

The exhibition opens to the public May 21 and runs through Sept. 11, 2022.

To purchase tickets, contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli@wcmfa.org.

For more information, go to https://wcmfa.org/exhibitions/current/exploring-jonathan-street-history-art-imagination/

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